[RECAP] Kekkon Shinai Ep 5
This is not exactly as detailed as somnia's recap but more like my own review of this week's ep. I think I'm liking this drama more and more now. This week's ep seems to focus a lot on Kudo and Chiharu. Chiharu starts to develop feeling for Kudo. The topic of this week seems to be falling in love at 30's. Mariko, Chiharu's colleague, told her at 30's you have to look for the "marriageable" love which means if the guy doesn't meet the qualification then you shouldn't bother dating him because women at the age of 30's should date guys who are potential marriage candidates. I guess that's the reality. There are some truth in what she said. This drama seems to be really popular with ladies in early 30's. A lot of people have been sending messages to the broadcasting station, mostly women, saying the drama really touched them.
Kudo and the part-timer girl went to Haruko's place and all 4 of them had lunch. Kudo and Chiharu look just like a couple. I definitely love the chemistry between them. Chiharu went to the flower shop and met Kouno. She sensed something going on between Kouno and Kudo.
The professor seems to have a crush on Haruko. I think he's a bit too old for her? He's like over 55 and she's 44, maybe not a bad combination? It's funny that he got interrupted by the part-timer girl who is his student. But Haruko is still hung up on her boss. Haruko and Chiharu went to a garden restaurant because she designed the place and met her boss who went with his family! Haruko noticed them but the boss didn't. His wife seemed to know what's going on. Women's intuition is scary. Haruko left leaving Chiharu and the wife chased after her. She didn't say anything mean but her words have hidden meaning. Looks like she knows they had an affair.
Chiharu got drunk and went to the park. She saw Kudo sitting at their usual bench sulking. Kudo told her about the painting he left at Sawai (the stuck-up gallery owner) and Chiharu said let's go get it back. They went to get back the painting and Kudo thanked her for insisting on getting it back. They are gonna be my main OTP for this drama! Looks like he starts to fall for her as well
The next morning, Chiharu baked some desserts and went to visit her mother in the hospital. I really like their conversation. Chiharu asked her mom what she was doing when she was 35 and she said she was raising Chiharu who was in elementary school. Chiharu's mom said she kinda envied of Chiharu who is free to explore many possibilities in life and has nothing to stop her from doing so.
Chiharu went to give Kudo some desserts as well and saw him sleeping. Sleeping Prince! She got curious about the painting and opened it. It was a portrait of Kouno that he drew in 2002!
Now I wonder if the reason Kudo distanced himself from Kouno is because he isn't successful as she is? Next ep Kouno invites Kudo to go somewhere with her.